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Strawberry and Banana Stuffed French Toast

Slices of bread are soaked or dipped in a mixture of beaten eggs, often with milk. Sometimes sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla are added to the mixture.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 750 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 3 cups hulled and quartered strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 pcs eggs
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 cup sliced fresh bananas
  • 4 pcs toast

Instructions

  1. For the macerated strawberries: In a medium saucepan, combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and 1/4 cup water and stir. Bring to a simmer, and then lower the heat and swirl. Cook until the strawberries are soft (but not falling apart) and the liquid is syrupy, 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. For the Grand Marnier syrup: Combine the Grand Marnier, sugar, orange zest, orange juice and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Set aside to cool.

  3. For the strawberry and banana stuffed French toast: In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  4. Stir the cream cheese to soften, and then spread on 6 of the bread slices. Top each slice with a layer of the strawberries. Spread a thin layer of strawberry jam on the other 6 pieces of bread, and top each slice with a layer of the bananas. Place each bread slice with strawberries together with a bread slice with bananas to form 6 sandwiches. Press around the edges to seal.

  5. Melt the butter in a nonstick saute pan (or flat griddle top) over medium-low heat. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture for a few seconds on each side, allowing any excess to drain off, and then place in the pan. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Slice in half on the diagonal and serve topped with the macerated strawberries, whipped cream, toasted almond slivers and a good dusting of confectioners' sugar. Drizzle with the Grand Marnier syrup.

Recipe Notes

Original Recipe: FoodNetwork